At one time in fashion history womens walking canes might have been considered part of the costume. In high society, a woman’s walking cane might show her social station. Today the cane is mostly used as a support or walking aid when one side of the body suffers a weakness; or to stabilize balance. Women who find a need for this bit of extra help don’t have to settle for a rough stick, as today, there is a wide selection of beautifully finished canes and walking sticks for every woman’s personal style. Some canes have elegant handles, while others have a delicate design down the entire shaft. The availability of strong space age materials means today’s slender women’s canes are both strong and lightweight. You can also find unique fold up walking canes and specialized canes such as the folding seat cane. This lens provides an overview for your use in selecting the right cane for you.
In addition to those who use a cane for personal assistance, there are others who collect unique and antique canes. Some of these are included in the collection of womens walking canes below. The majority of the antique walking canes in existence are men’s, But we have found a few women’s antique canes for you to see. The most desirable of these can have jewels in the handle or ornate carvings and designs. These harken back to the time when a fancy cane was as much a part of one’s station and apparel as it was for props.
In reality womens walking canes have existed since the first cave woman grabbed a hefty stick to help her get across some ragged ground. Maybe a walking stick or cane was one of the first tools used by woman.
Please tell us about your walking cane experiences. How long have you used your cane? Do you have a stylish one or a medical one? Is it straight or ergonomic? How has your cane helped you? Do you have a loved one who uses a cane? How are they getting along with it? We especially want to hear women’s stories.
Some people just love looking at fashionable canes and even collect them. How many canes do you have?
Do you have a cane stand to display your canes?
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